Saturday, 13 February 2010

Women's Involvement in Integrated Pest Management in Poultry Farming

Rural women carry out a fundamental role in agricultural production, rural development and food security. In many regions, women are also responsible for the management of small livestock, including reproduction. An appropriate approach to working with women and poultry will not only boost productivity and reduce work time, workload and strain, but also promote the transfer of appropriate technology knowledge, tools and skills. The Asian region has pioneered both the green revolution and Integrated Pest Management as technologies for improving food production and resource management. The green revolution approach in the last century was promoted to improve agriculture productivity. IPM is promoted as a technology to improve resource management and contribute to sustainability. The women are able to operate and manage these technical enterprises like broiler, layer and duck farms efficiently with a high return on the investment.

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